On the Boards

Winter Sunday Series 2 – Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band
Season runs from 20th Aug 2017 to 20th Aug 2017


Our first in this series of readings, Counting Icebergs, was very well received with those attending staying on after the show chatting over afternoon tea. That is the convivial atmosphere that we like to see at the Globe! The second of our three rehearsed readings is next month. The Speckled Band is one of the most popular Sherlock Holmes stories, adapted for the stage by Ted Nye, with additional material by Brian Beresford, who will also direct the play reading. The cast comprises Matthew Scadden, Dave Keen, Lynne Keen, Anisha Hensley and Chris Summers, with Brian Beresford as narrator.

A young woman named Helen Stoner fears that her life is being threatened by her stepfather, Dr Roylott, the impoverished last survivor of an aristocratic but violent family. Helen’s twin sister had died almost two years earlier, shortly before she was to be married. Helen had heard her sister’s dying words, "The speckled band!" but was unable to decode their meaning. Helen herself is now engaged, and she has begun to hear strange noises and observe strange activities around the family estate. Holmes takes up the case.

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Posted on 18th June 2017

Winter Sunday Series: Rehearsed readings of three plays. Counting Icebergs by Frances Rouse, Sunday 16 July. Sherlock Holmes adapted by Ted Nye Sunday 20 August. Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, Sunday 17 September.

1917: Until the Day Dawns by Keith Scott. This production is staged to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. It tells the story of three young Otago men and their experiences of the worst year of the Great War. Some experiences are shared, others are met alone. Some difficult truths are faced, others are not. One comes home, two do not. October 5 to 14.

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